Law reform is a fundamental part of the PLA’s role. As the representative body of contentious and advisory property lawyers, we consistently monitor new and proposed legislation – regularly surveying our members, lobbying for change where appropriate and responding to consultation papers by the Law Commission, Ministry of Justice and others.
We also liaise with the Judiciary, the Court Service, the Law Commission and other professional groups such as the Property Bar Association, RICS, the British Property Federation and the British Retail Consortium to gather different insights and perspectives.
Members of our Law Reform Committee also sit on various Court User groups and committees, ensuring that the PLA’s voice is heard.
Below, you’ll find our latest member surveys and consultations on law reform.
Law Reform Committee
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17th Jan 2023Focusing on the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the “Act”) and the extent to which it is still fit for purpose, a new PLA project will explore different aspects of the current security of tenure regime, including the overall process and the role of the courts, contracting out, the terms of the new lease and the process for opposing renewal, and we are asking members to contribute by completing a short survey.Read article
09th Apr 2021The Law Reform Committee will be conducting a series of surveys in the next few months. Whilst most of these will be in relation to the Law Commission’s 14th Program the first one is in response to the Government Consultation – Commercial Rents and Covid-1 Call for Evidence.Read article
01st Jul 2020We would like to invite you to provide feedback on your experience of using the County Courts, so that we can collate evidence of current issues with the County Courts for the purpose of an upcoming meeting with HMCTS to discuss County Court user experience.Read article
14th Dec 2021The PLA and PBA have both provided submissions to the Government committee on the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill.Read article
10th Jun 2021In the PLA’s response to the government’s call for evidence on commercial rents and Covid-19, it drew on the findings of its latest members survey.Read article